Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shaker Card

The Reveal
Hello PMB Friends, this is Michelle here today with a card to share. I made a fun, general use shaker card featuring many components from this month's Garden Art kit

I wanted to incorporate all aspects of the Fresh Baked Kits and today I chose to focus on the  plastic bag that holds the embellishments in the kits. I thought that would make a good base for a shaker card.

The Details
I filled the bag with stamped images that I cut out, punched circles and hearts, and other embellishments from this month's kit like the buttons, eyelets and resin flower. This is actually the last project I made with my kit, although it isn't the last one I'm revealing. A shaker card is a good way to use up all the bits and pieces leftover from a kit, so you won't feel like you are wasting anything. 

I stitched the bag onto a piece of patterned paper and trimmed off the overhang of the bag. I adhered the paper to my card base so the stitching wouldn't show on the inside of the card. 

I decorated with two strips of ribbon and spelled out my sentiment with my own letter stickers. You can easily stamp a sentiment or hand write one in. I didn't trust my handwriting at this point when my card was so close to completion so I went with the sticker route. 

If you are like me and don't want to waste any little scrap of paper or a single embellishment from a kit, then I'd recommend making a shaker card for your very last project. I wraps up all the loose ends and makes a fun and interactive card for your recipient. 

Thanks for stoppin' by! 

See you next Thursday,

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  1. g e n i u s!

    sooo very clever and fun!

  2. Sooooooooooooooo FUN!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee how you did this!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!

  3. So cute and what an awesome idea!! Love it!!

  4. What a cool idea! TFS and have a great weekend!

  5. How clever!! I haven't seen a shaker card in a while and this is really cute!! Go you!

  6. Great idea! I love shaker boxes. :)

  7. Great card, I really love the bright colours and the ribbons. Fab way to use up those odd bits and pieces! x